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Yami no Matsuei

Yami no Matsuei

Alternative Titles

English: Descendants of Darkness
Synonyms: Descent into Darkness, The Darker Descendant
Japanese: 闇の末裔

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2000 to Dec 18, 2000
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.321 (scored by 13860 users)
Ranked: #19922
Popularity: #973
Members: 25,255
Favorites: 330
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Synopsis

Even after death, life is full of paperwork and criminals. Tsuzuki Asato is a 26 year old, happy-go-lucky, and dorky shinigami (god of death) whose job is to makes sure that those who are dead remain dead and stay in their proper realms. Even though he's had this job for over 70 years, he is in the worst division with horrible pay. He also has a knack for not keeping partners (since shinigami work in pairs), but now he seems to have one that will stick around; stubborn, smart-mouthed, serious and defensive 16 year old, Kurosaki Hisoka. With each case they investigate, they come closer to the conspiracies of the serial killer Dr. Muraki Kazutaka. Tsuzuki's relationship with Hisoka is growing stronger and closer...but there is a dark past to how Tsuzuki died that will not give him peace.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Yami no Matsuei

Characters & Voice Actors

Kurosaki, Hisoka
Kurosaki, Hisoka
Main
O'Brien, Liam
English
O'Brien, Liam
Asano, Mayumi
Japanese
Asano, Mayumi
...
Muraki, Kazutaka
Muraki, Kazutaka
Main
Hayami, Show
Japanese
Hayami, Show
De palma, Ivo
Italian
De palma, Ivo
Tsuzuki, Asato
Tsuzuki, Asato
Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro
Green, Dan
English
Green, Dan
...
Chief Konoe
Chief Konoe
Supporting
Mon, Chunky
English
Mon, Chunky
Nishimura, Tomomichi
Japanese
Nishimura, Tomomichi

Staff

Suzuki, Iku
Episode Director
Yamazaki, Kazuo
Storyboard
Nakayama, Yumi
Animation Director, Character Design
Sakai, Kyuuta
Animation Director



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Mar 5, 2008
darkadonis
Note: This review has been updated to be consistent with my changing views on anime.

Descendants of Darkness is based on the manga of the same name. It follows four major story arcs of the manga. Three episodes comprise each of the first three arcs while the last four episodes focus on the fourth. Since the anime leaves off where the manga caries on (the manga isn't finished either), the ending doesn't really offer a true conclusion and a lot of questions are left unanswered. Fans of the manga might also be disappointed that a lot of the manga's characters are either left out or shoved read more
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Jan 24, 2008
zeru02
The first anime I watched with a light yaoi feel, hahaha..Funny enough the fact that it has a slight touch of yaoi makes this anime a bit more interesting than the usual agents-from-the-afterlife-theme series. The opening music is amazing and suits it well, with cool guitar and electronic mix and lyrics that matches the series itself. Its a mixture of dark and humor -- centering on Tsuzuki and his co-shinigamis, who are in charge of keeping the balance in the afterlife by making sure that those who die go to their right place and investigating situations that threatens that balance caused by mysterious deaths that read more
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Recommendations

Loveless and Descendants of Darkness deal with supernatural battles that drag the characters into bitter confrontations. Dark and mysterious pasts are another common factor, as is the occasionally dark tone that both series contain. While they shy from being graphic, much is implied, leading to many a painful revelation. Loveless qualifies as shounen-ai and DoD has enough boys' love content to be highly slashable.
Both of these animes have the same supernatural dark themed atmosphere, and it has the same theme of having a strong bond between it's two male protagonists (yami no matsuei's shounen ai is much more exposed though). Both animes pertains to solving some mysterious cases too. I am 100% sure that you'll like Kuroshitsuji if you're a big fan of yami no matsuei.

Opening Theme

"Eden" by To Destination

Ending Theme

"Love Me" by The Hong Kong Knife

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